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Flovent (Fluticasone Propionate Inhalation) - Summary

 
 



FLOVENT SUMMARY

The active component of FLOVENT 44 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, FLOVENT 110 mcg Inhalation Aerosol, and FLOVENT 220 mcg Inhalation Aerosol is fluticasone propionate, a glucocorticoid.

FLOVENT Inhalation Aerosol is indicated for the maintenance treatment of asthma as prophylactic therapy. It is also indicated for patients requiring oral corticosteroid therapy for asthma. Many of these patients may be able to reduce or eliminate their requirement for oral corticosteroids over time.

FLOVENT Inhalation Aerosol is NOT indicated for the relief of acute bronchospasm.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Flovent (Fluticasone Inhalation)

Inhaled Steroids May Suppress Growth in Children With Asthma
Source: Medscape Today Headlines [2014.07.18]
Inhaled corticosteroids may suppress growth in the first year of treatment in children with asthma, but lower doses may minimize the effects, according to 2 Cochrane reviews.
Medscape Medical News

Asthma medication linked to growth suppression in children
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.07.17]
A review of past studies has found that inhaled corticosteroids used to treat asthma could result in restricting the growth of children who have the condition.

Progress in allergic asthma research after ingestion of fruits
Source: Allergy News From Medical News Today [2014.07.16]
Researchers at the UPM suggest that the interaction between two proteins can be the responsible for the allergic asthma episodes after eating an infected fruit.

Active genetic neighborhoods scoured for genes that can be targeted to treat asthmatic disease
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2014.07.10]
In a study published in the scientific journal Nature Immunology, a group at the La Jolla Institute (LJI) led by Pandurangan Vijayanand, Ph.D.

Prediction Update: Asthma
Source: MedPage Today Allergy & Immunology [2014.07.10]
(MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked, "What will be the most important clinical development in asthma in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we return to our experts to ask how their predictions are holding up.

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Published Studies Related to Flovent (Fluticasone Inhalation)

MP29-02 (a novel intranasal formulation of azelastine hydrochloride and fluticasone propionate) in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of efficacy and safety. [2012]
Many patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) have uncontrolled symptoms despite available treatment options. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MP29-02 (a novel intranasal formulation of fluticasone propionate [FP] and azelastine [AZ] hydrochloride), compared with monotherapy with FP, AZ, and placebo sprays for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR)...

Efficacy in asthma of once-daily treatment with fluticasone furoate: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. [2011.10.06]
ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Fluticasone furoate (FF) is a novel long-acting inhaled corticosteroid (ICS). This double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study evaluated the efficacy and safety of FF 200 mcg or 400 mcg once daily, either in the morning or in the evening, and FF 200 mcg twice daily (morning and evening), for 8 weeks in patients with persistent asthma... CONCLUSIONS: FF at total daily doses of 200 mcg or 400 mcg was significantly more effective than placebo. FF 400 mcg once daily in the evening had similar efficacy to FF 200 mcg twice daily and all FF regimens had a safety tolerability profile generally similar to placebo. This indicates that inhaled FF is an effective and well tolerated once-daily treatment for mild-to-moderate asthma. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT00398645.

Effect of fluticasone propionate/salmeterol on arterial stiffness in patients with COPD. [2011.09]
BACKGROUND: COPD is associated with increased arterial stiffness which may in part explain the cardiovascular morbidity observed in the disease. A causal relationship between arterial stiffness and cardiovascular events has not been established, though their strong association raises the possibility that therapies that reduce arterial stiffness may improve cardiovascular outcomes. Prior studies suggest that fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (FSC) may improve cardiovascular outcomes in COPD and we hypothesized that FSC would reduce arterial stiffness in these patients... CONCLUSION: FSC does not reduce aPWV in all patients with moderate to severe COPD, but may have effects in those with elevated arterial stiffness. Additional studies are required to determine if aPWV could serve as a surrogate for cardiovascular events in COPD. Copyright (c) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

[Cost effectiveness of treatment with salmeterol/fluticasone compared to montelukast for the control of persistent asthma in children]. [2011.07]
OBJECTIVE: To assess the incremental cost-effectiveness of SFC compared with MON for the control of persistent asthma in children... CONCLUSIONS: This analysis demonstrates that, compared with MON, SFC may be cost saving from the Mexican health care perspective for the treatment of pediatric patients with asthma. SFC provided a reduction in the number of severe exacerbations, frequent asthma symptoms and rescue medication use. Incremental cost-effectiveness analysis indicated the dominance of SFC because of both lower costs and greater efficacy. Copyright (c) 2011 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Long-term monotherapy with suplatast tosilate in patients with mild atopic asthma: a pilot comparison with low-dose inhaled fluticasone. [2011.06]
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Suplatast tosilate is a Th2 cytokine inhibitor that is effective for controlling persistent asthma. However, the long-term efficacy of suplatast is unknown. We compared the clinical efficacy of long-term monotherapy with suplatast tosilate with a low dose of inhaled steroids in patients with mild atopic asthma... CONCLUSIONS: Long-term treatment with suplatast significantly improved symptoms and inflammatory indices in patients with mild atopic asthma. Along with fluticasone, suplatast is considered a useful drug for the management of mild atopic asthma.

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Clinical Trials Related to Flovent (Fluticasone Inhalation)

A 12-Month Study Comparing Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol (ADVAIR) DISKUS Combination Product 250/50mcg Twice Daily To Fluticasone Propionate (FLOVENT) DISKUS 250 Mcg Twice Daily In Symptomatic Patients With Asthma [Active, not recruiting]
This purpose of this study is to show the superiority and long term safety and efficacy of adding a long acting beta agonist (salmeterol) to constant dose of an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone propionate) in symptomatic subjects with asthma. The 12-month assessment of asthma control will provide key information on the efficacy and safety of the combination therapy. The safety measure will be an assessment of adverse events

A 12-Month Study Comparing Fluticasone Propionate/Salmeterol (ADVAIR) DISKUS Combination Product 250/50mcg BID To Fluticasone Propionate (FLOVENT) DISKUS 250 Mcg BID In Symptomatic Subjects With Asthma [Active, not recruiting]
This purpose of this study is to show the superiority and long term safety and efficacy of adding a long acting beta agonist (salmeterol) to constant dose of an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone propionate) in symptomatic subjects with asthma. The 12-month assessment of asthma control will provide key information on the efficacy and safety of the combination therapy. The safety measure will be an assessment of adverse events

Single Dose Pharmacokinetics of Intranasal Fluticasone Delivered by a Fixed Combination With Azelastine (MP29 02) in Comparison to Two Different Fluticasone Nasal Sprays [Recruiting]
The primary objective is to assess the effect of azelastine hydrochloride (AZE) on the relative bioavailability (AUC0-∞) of fluticasone propionate (FLU) when administered as fixed AZE-FLU combination product (TEST) compared to a similar formulation without containing AZE (i. e. FLU alone in the MP29-02 vehicle; REF).

The secondary objectives are to compare the relative bioavailability (AUC0-∞) of FLU when administered either as fixed AZE-FLU combination product (TEST) or as marketed FLU product, Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray, Roxane Laboratories (COMP); To compare the effects of AZE on other pharmacokinetic parameters of FLU (AUC0 tlast, CL/f, Cmax, tmax, t½); To assess adverse events.

Study HZA106829: Efficacy/Safety Study of Fluticasone Furoate/Vilanterol (GW642444) in Adult and Adolescent Asthmatics [Recruiting]
The purpose of the study is to compare the efficacy and safety of fluticasone furoate/vilanterol (GW642444) inhalation powder administered once daily each evening with fluticasone furoate inhalation powder administered alone once daily each evening in adolescent and adult subjects 12 years of age and older with persistent bronchial asthma over a 24-week period.

Comparison of Esomeprazole to Aerosolized, Swallowed Fluticasone for Eosinophilic Esophagitis [Completed]
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a recently recognized entity. It has been thought to be related to both allergies and acid reflux. There have been reports that both swallowed, aerosolized steroids and proton pump inhibitors have been effective treatments. The researchers propose to directly compare the efficacy of aerosolized fluticasone to esomeprazole in the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis. The hypothesis is that aerosolized fluticasone (Flovent) will be more effective in relieving symptoms of EE than esomeprazole (Nexium) treatment. Patients will undergo endoscopy, pH monitoring and manometry for diagnosis. Following diagnosis of EE by pathology (biopsy of esophagus), patients will be randomized to esomeprazole or swallowed fluticasone for 8 weeks. At the end of 8 weeks, subjects will be asked to repeat upper endoscopy with biopsies. Three questionnaires (dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD], and allergy) will be completed by the patient at the first endoscopy and at the end endoscopy. The primary objective is to measure change in eosinophil infiltration of the esophagus in response to treatment of allergy (swallowed fluticasone) versus treatment for reflux (esomeprazole) in EE patients.

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Reports of Suspected Flovent (Fluticasone Inhalation) Side Effects

Product Quality Issue (69)Dyspnoea (64)Drug Ineffective (50)Asthma (36)Cough (33)Dysphonia (31)Wheezing (16)Chest Discomfort (16)Pneumonia (16)Oropharyngeal Pain (14)more >>


PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 1 ratings/reviews, Flovent has an overall score of 10. The effectiveness score is 10 and the side effect score is 10. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Flovent review by 31 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   asthma
Dosage & duration:   110 mcg (dosage frequency: twice a day) for the period of daily, since summer 2008 through present
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   albuterol, as needed
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   having suffered from asthma for most of my adult life, I began to rely on the albuterol (which should be only used as a rescue inhaler) multiple time per day. After beginning the Flovent inhaler, my asthma was almost non-existent.
Side effects:   It lists that mouth ulcers may occur, but upon following the instructions which say to rinse out the mouth directly after taking the medicine, I have suffered no side effects.
Comments:   You only need take two puffs in the morning, and another two puffs before going to bed. That's it!

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